Category: Mysticism

THE MYSTERY OF THE SACRED STIGMATA (Volume 2): My Personal

Michael Freze

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Cognitive psychological approaches take a completely different approach to explaining religion. At ages 17-18 the greater influence of practice on internal religiousness is reestablished. In other words, the author of Acts appears to be claiming to have been at times a... ... Since significant amounts of gratuitous evil seem to exist, God probably does not. This controversy sheds light on the rising tide of American Islamophobia and emboldened other communities, like Sheboygan, Wisconsin or Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in trying to prevent or forestall the establishment or expansion of mosques.
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Birth of Christianity

Ivan Wainer

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The Central Questions of Philosophy, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. It helped in early days to fix the calendar, and it caused Egyptian priests to chronicle eclipses with such care that in time they became able to predict them. David consolidated the Israelite kingdom by uniting the various Israelite tribes and also extended its borders. Although accepted by a majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses, evidence indicates a minority does not wholly endorse this doctrine.
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The Gospel of the Unknown Jesus

Richard J. Hooper

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Both $I$ and $O$ have been found to correlate positively, negatively, and not at all with various measures of tolerance (see Fulton, 1990). $E$ has recently been shown to be comprised of two distinct sub-scales, social ($Es$) and personal ($Ep$). The main divisions of Christianity are, according to the number of adherents: The Catholic Church, led by the pope in Rome and the bishops worldwide in communion with him, is a communion of 24 autonomous particular churches, including the Roman Catholic Church and 23 Eastern Catholic churches, such as the Maronite Catholic Church.
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The Mystic Spirituality of A.W. Tozer, a Twentieth-Century

E. Lynn Harris

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The book Perth Assembly (Leiden, 1618)--the book that got Elder William Brewster into such hot water with the King of England and ultimately resulted in the confiscation of his printing press--was largely about the rejection of Christmas and other appointed "Holy Days." The influence of the ancient Greek philosophers upon the arabic philosophers / thinkers stimulated them to study and interpret the Quran / Koran from a rational foundation.
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The Complete Guide to World Mysticism

Timothy Freke

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For two people, they indicated that they already believed in God prior to the experience. The fact however that the Roman emperor should take interest in this sect proves that by this time the Christians no longer merely represented an obscure little sect. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Stephen Daye, 1640. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (17) Obedient to the New Testament command to preach the Gospel to all nations, ministers in all of the first British North American colonies strove to convert the local native populations to Christianity, often with only modest results.
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Mystic Way a Psychological Study in Christian Origins

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Once a state of affairs has obtained, it is unalterably or necessarily the case that it did occur. It is designed to offer practical reasons to cultivate a belief in God. Priests had to wash their hands and feet before taking part in Temple services. This study also broke down these individuals into those who are born again or who have had life-changing religious experiences. Then I said to them, "Each of you, throw away the abominations which are before his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt.
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The Centering Prayer: A Simple Guide

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Public schools uphold the First Amendment when they protect the religious-liberty rights of students of all faiths or none. The government conduct must survive all three of these prongs if the action is to survive constitutional muster. A king employed a class of professional warriors (the aristocracy). In the earlier Vedas, the devas and asuras are said to have been born of a common parent, but the asuras were the older (purva-deva) and stronger siblings - powerful and beneficent gods who merited equal if not greater respect than the devas.
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The Matrix of Mysticism: An In-depth Exposé of

Martin Hudale

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Although there have been numerous modifications of the original distinction, the following points are generally retained. More than a quarter (27%) say they believe in God but are not completely certain in their belief, while 5% say they do not believe in God or a universal spirit. YJ: There is a growing trend of incorporating Hindu iconography into yoga classes, such as Ganesh or telling stories of Hanuman or even chanting without translating the meaning of the chant. Bob Whyte surveys the many strands of religion in China.
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Promised Bodies: Time, Language, and Corporeality in

Patricia Dailey

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One response to religious diversity is to deny or minimize the doctrinal conflicts and to maintain that doctrine itself is not as important for religion as religious experience and that the great religious traditions are equally authentic responses to Ultimate Reality. He is simply a cog in the karmic justice machine. The state might try to co-opt aspects of village religion by regulating seasonal festivals or limiting the veneration of local gods, as can be seen at Ugarit or in the Bible.
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Our Lady of The Cross: A Prophetic gift for America

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By contrast, social and emotional aspects of religious belief and participation appear to be associated with increased commitment, particularly for subjects with close family ties. This criterion itself faced difficulties in the so-called "private religions" which individuals establish and celebrate by themselves; but, while acknowledging the recent and increasing popularity of "these individual cults," Durkheim insisted that they "are not distinct and autonomous religious systems" but merely aspects of the common religion of the whole Church of which the individuals are members...." (1912: 61). 1912: 60.
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